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Opening Today: “Over the River: Transforming Long Island”

Paintings, prints, photographs, and actual planning documents exploring Long Island’s environment and infrastructure and how they transformed from the late 19th-21st centuries are the subject of Over the River: Transforming Long Island, presented by the Hofstra University Museum, at Emily Lowe Gallery. The exhibition, which opens September 6 and runs through December 16, 2016, looks at the construction of bridges, tunnels and roadways that connect Long Island to New York City and their impact on the landscape.

Curated by Museum associate director of exhibitions and collections Karen T. Albert, the exhibition also addresses issues of suburban planning and development, sustainability, and an altered environment. Featured artists include Marilyn Bridges, Margery Caggiano, Joseph Constantino, Robert Bruce Crane, Janet Culbertson, Louis Lozowick, Antonia Masi, Barbara Roux, Emily Trueblood, Andy Warhol, and Lumen Martin Winter.

An opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 15, 4-6 p.m. with Dr. Robert Brinkmann, Hofstra University vice provost for scholarship and excellence serving as guest host and speaker. Dr. Brinkmann is an expert on sustainability issues. The reception is free and open to the public.


For more information about this exhibit and associated public programs please call (516) 463-5672 or visit the Hofstra University Museum website.

Hofstra University Museum has been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive, continued accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Approximately 3% of museums nationwide have earned this distinguished recognition. Accreditation certifies that the Hofstra University Museum operates according to professional standards, manages its collections responsibly and provides quality service to the public.

Top Image:

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)

Brooklyn Bridge, 1983

Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board

Extra, out of edition.  Designated for research and education purposes only.

39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.

Hofstra University Museum Collections, Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., HU2014.10

© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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